SCEL Legacy Fund Bursaries 2023

The deadline for application for Phase 2 of the Scottish College for Educational Leadership (SCEL) Legacy Fund Bursaries 2023 has been extended to 12 May 2023.

What is the SCEL Legacy Fund?

In 2018, the responsibilities of SCEL were transferred to Education Scotland. Following the winding up of SCEL as an independent company, the SCEL Board identified a small residual balance of money to be used as a fund to support teachers in their professional learning.  The SCEL Legacy Fund is managed by GTC Scotland.

Types of allocation

There will be two phases of allocations in this final round:

  • Phase 1: to support individual or small groups of teachers and college lecturers with school and college based projects. Applications are closed and allocations have been made. Applications are closed for Phase 1. Thank you to all who applied for bursaries.
  • Phase 2: a commissioned research project.

These will be the final allocations from the SCEL Legacy Fund.

Phase 2

In Phase 2, remaining funds (up to a maximum of £30,000) will be used to support a new and original commissioned research project which will analyse issues relevant to the priorities of SCEL and of GTC Scotland.  

The Research Project is open to experienced educational researchers with current knowledge of Scotland’s education system and its place within wider thinking on education. While it is anticipated that most applications will be drawn from Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) and other educational agencies, it is important to note that this is not a requirement for applicants.  Applications received from partnership researchers (for example, a partnership of staff in different universities) are encouraged.

We anticipate that a single research project will be commissioned.

Key Timelines

March 2023Selection Panel Outcomes announced for Phase 1 Bursary applications
March 2023Applications Open for Phase 2 research project
12 May 2023Closing date for Phase 2 Applications.
May 2023Allocation decision made.
Summer 2024Project report completed and submitted to GTC Scotland.

Documents for recipients of the 2022 bursaries

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